News Releases

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

03-07-2018 Red Tide Update

Post Date:03/07/2018 10:00 AM

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Provided by: Collier County Pollution Control

Current conditions: Below are the most recent red tide results. These results were received late on March 6th; however, conditions at the beaches have changed since these samples were collected 7 days ago.   More samples were collected on Monday, March 5th; however, these results have not yet been received, but are expected late Wednesday, March 7th. These samples are analyzed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and we are working with them to get sample results back in a timelier fashion.

Dead fish and respiratory have been reported from Barefoot Beach to Seagate Beach today March 7, 2018. 

Forecast: Based on NOAA Harmful Algal Bloom forecast, red tide impacts are possible with any onshore winds through Tuesday, March 13th. People with chronic respiratory illnesses such as asthma or emphysema should avoid going to the beach as these illnesses may be aggravated.

The next sampling event will be March 12th, 2018.

To report dead fish or red tide symptoms, please call Collier County Pollution Control at (239) 252-2502. To speak to a health professional regarding red tide symptoms call the Florida Poison Information Center toll free at 1-800-222-1222.

Collier County Red Tide Updates are also available on the Red Tide Hotline at (239) 252-2591. This is an automated recording with the most recent Red Tide information for Collier County available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Visit www.colliergov.net/redtideupdate for more red tide information.

Collier County Red Tide Update

Sample Date

Location

*Results

Sampling Agency

3/1/2018

Barefoot Beach

LOW

Dept of Health

3/1/2018

Vanderbilt Beach

VERY LOW

Dept of Health

3/1/2018

Seagate

BACKGROUND

Dept of Health

3/1/2018

Naples Pier

NOT PRESENT

Dept of Health

3/1/2018

South Marco Beach

NOT PRESENT

Dept of Health

 

*KEY TO RED TIDE LEVELS—Table provided by Florida Wildlife Research Institute(FWRI)

Description

Karenia brevis cells/L

Possible Effects (Karenia brevis only)

NOT PRESENT – BACKGROUND

0 – 1,000

None anticipated

VERY LOW

>1,000 – 10,000

Possible respiratory irritation; shellfish harvesting closures ≥ 5,000 cells/L

LOW

>10,000 – 100,000

Respiratory irritation; possible fish kills and bloom chlorophyll probably detected by satellites at upper range

MEDIUM

>100,000 – 1,000,000

Respiratory irritation and probable fish kills

HIGH

>1,000,000

As above plus discoloration

 

Return to full list >>